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The National Library of Russia started a new project aimed to digitize the most valuable 1000 books from its Avant-garde Books Collection.



Read about new additions to our website.

The National Library of Russia presents the exhibition Hebrew manuscripts in the National Library of Russia. It is an account of the Library's collection which ranks amongst the best collections in the world.

We are also pleased to announce the first online exhibition from the Persian stocks. The exhibition Persian Literature for Children is dedicated exclusively to juvenile literature that has existed in Iran for a long time, starting, for example, with the famous stories of Nasreddin Hodja.

The exhibition N. Benois' Archives in the Manuscripts Department of the NLR marks the 200th anniversary of the famous St. Petersburg architect Nicholas Benois.



Music Gifts for the Russian Emperors
See music manuscripts presented to the Russian Emperors.
Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh
View the medieval manuscript online.
Exhibitions
See a presentation of several exhibitions held at the library.
Digital Library
The resource provides access to NLR electronic materials.



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